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The life-saving work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance is featuring in a new prime time television series, and is proving very popular with viewers.
Helicopter ER is broadcast on UKTV’s reality channel Really at 10pm on Monday nights which started recently and continues for the next few months.
The programmes follow the flying doctors and paramedics of the rapid response emergency charity, who cover five million acres of Yorkshire’s rugged landscapes, dramatic dales and bleak moors.
The new series is being made by many of the team behind the popular BBC programme Helicopter Heroes, who have again been flying with Yorkshire pilots, paramedics and doctors for the new show.
Stories still to be featured over the next few months include the dramatic rescue of a tractor driver trapped under his sinking vehicle in an East Yorkshire lake, the fight to save a mountain biker who broke his back in a bad fall in the Peak District and a herd of cows who have left a farmer with potentially life-threatening injuries.
A second series of Helicopter ER will be broadcast on UKTV’s real life channel Really in 2017.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) serves 5million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,250 missions every year. The charity needs to raise £12,000 every day and recently replaced one of their ageing aircraft with a brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopter, with another added hopefully by the end of
the year.
Abby McClymont, Director of Marketing & Communications from Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the Air TV team back flying with us again. They are fully trained to be very much part of our crew.
“The new series will enable our supporters to get a much greater insight into the day-to-day work of our crews and also to see first-hand where their donations go.
“The main focus will be the vital contribution our crews make to patients in often life-threatening and time critical incidents, their on-scene treatment and transfer to the best hospital for their injuries.”
The new UKTV series will also provide a more indepth look at the close working relationship YAA crews have with other emergency services such as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust land crews, Fire Brigades, Police and Mountain Rescue teams from across the region.

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